Earlier this year I got into furniture making as a hobby. For my birthday my father in law bought me a router, a circle & jig saw & some other tools. After a couple projects I purchased the Ryobi 10" table saw. I started off small and picked things up along the way. I recently visited my family over thanksgiving and got to do a project with my father, a long time builder. This was our first father-daughter project. I thought he could give me a few pointers and figured we might as well make something too. So I asked my brother & sister in law if they needed anything for their home, and they said they could use a head board and gave us some wood they had laying around. I took the needed measurements and began my design. Turns out the wood they had was perfect, and beautiful. A mix of pine, poplar & elm. Some of it was even spalted! With a few tips from my father and an introduction to the Ryobi Biscuit cutter I did my first project with biscuit joints. They really helped keep the chevron pattern in place. I've been making lamps recently so I decided to add on two reading lamps on either side of the bed frame using plumbing pipe as the fixtures and wiring up some lamp sockets with Edison bulbs. I think this project turned out great and my brother & sister inlaw love it.